Argument in checkout line leads to fatal shooting at Publix in Florida

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — One man was killed after an argument escalated into a deadly shooting Saturday night at a South Florida supermarket, authorities said.

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According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, the shooting occurred at a Publix in Coral Gables, the Miami Herald reported.

Police said two men were arguing in the store’s checkout line when one man pulled out a gun and fatally shot the other, the newspaper reported. The victim died at the scene and the shooter was taken into custody, WTVJ-TV reported.

“We can confirm that there was an incident at our Publix store located at 106 Ponce de Leon last night,” Publix said in a statement on Sunday. “Our thoughts are with those who are impacted by this tragedy. We are cooperating with the local law enforcement. Since this is an active police investigation, we cannot confirm any additional details. All additional questions should be directed to the Miami-Dade Police Department.”

The store reopened on Sunday, the Herald reported.